The world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and operators, led by Finland-based Nokia Corp., plan to jointly develop software for advanced digital services for the mobile Internet, a move seen as an end-run around any move by Microsoft Corp. to dominate a market that has more than 1 billion users globally.
Trend Micro Inc. released Wednesday the latest version of an antivirus and security suite for Internet gateways. The software incorporates a new, experimental kind of policy-based screen for e-mail suspected of harboring viruses.
In sharp contrast to the uninhibited hawking of cutting-edge technology on the Comdex show floor, Staples Inc. CIO Brian Light cautioned IT users here to "get back to basics" when considering future technology purchases.
IBM Corp. will upgrade its server line by the second quarter of next year when the company begins shipping systems with its own "Summit" chip set designed to improve the management and stability of Intel Corp.-based servers.
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HP's) e3000 server series is being phased out and will be discontinued in late 2003, the company said Wednesday. Slumping sales and decreased interest from outside developers, along with an increasing industry emphasis on open-standard systems, prompted the e3000 series' demise, HP said in a statement.
Diverging from the frenzy that traditionally embodies Comdex's fall show, many end-users are window shopping less this year and honing in on key products to will help them maximize efficiency in their enterprises.
Call it air guitar meets computer keyboard. Two firms here at Comdex, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Senseboard, are showing off gizmos that attach to your hands and track your finger movements so you can type without a keyboard to input data into a personal digital assistant or other handheld device.
Of all the Internet's security concerns, one of the least troublesome may be the physical security of its root name servers, the top servers in the Internet's traffic directing system. There are only 13 of them, a redundant system located in scattered locations around the world, any one of which could probably be reconfigured in a pinch on a "beefy laptop."
A vulnerability in a component of a graphical user interface that ships with several commercial Unix systems could let a malicious attacker take administrative control of an affected host system, according to an advisory Tuesday from the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
BMC Software today released a Web-enabled systems management tool aimed at the application service provider (ASP) market, though analysts believe the technology is a precursor to next-generation systems management tools for end users.
In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.
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